Global Strategic Initiative of the Year
Dentons takes the crown for Global Strategic Initiative of the Year for its its Nextlaw Global Referral Network (NLGRN).
Unlike other legal referral networks, NLGRN does not charge a membership fee and is not territorially exclusive, recognising that networks are more likely to connect clients to the right lawyer with the right experience in the right place if multiple firms from the same jurisdiction are permitted to be members. NLGRN has already attracted 550 member firms in more than 200 countries, offering clients access to more than 26,000 lawyers.
The network fits with Dentons' strategy to give its clients access to more lawyers with greater expertise in more locations than any other firm. It is proving highly beneficial to the firm: it recently won a major piece of cross-border work for UPS Capital based on its ability to offer a coalition of 12 Dentons offices plus 14 NLGRN firms.